I would not go as far as advocating "a deity" as an "ultimate observer" (as per Berkeley). For me "existence" presupposes "relationship" (exists for whom or what ?). When we talk about "self" that necessarily co-exists with that which we call "not-self". In other words "self" and "not-self" are co-extensive rather than "mutually exclusive" in a set theoretical sense.

IMO Duality may be pragmatic, but non-duality is intellectually the more coherent.

If there is no other, there will be no I. If there is no I, there will be none to make distinctions.

Chuang-tsu, 4th Cent., B.C.

Edited by eccles (04/27/09 11:57 AM)